New Allianz Stadium Close To Completion

Construction of Sydney FC’s new home Allianz Stadium has now reached the 90 per cent mark following the installation of the final roof fabric, with the Stadium ready to host its first event in September and Sky Blues match in October this year.

The news will excite Sky Blues Members and fans looking forward to moving back to the club’s Moore Park home later this year.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said once fully complete, the new Allianz Stadium will ensure NSW continues to attract world class sporting and entertainment events.

“The new Allianz Stadium will be a fitting home for some of Australia’s biggest sporting and entertainment experiences, and we can’t wait to open it to the public in time for the first event in September,” Mr Perrottet said.

Sydney FC’s brand new home at Allianz Stadium is close to completion.

“With the roof now finished, you can truly get a sense of what fans, athletes and performers will experience when this stadium opens the gates.

“The new SFS will not only help attract the world’s most exciting events to Sydney but also deliver a great boost to local tourism and create additional jobs for NSW.”

Sydney FC defender James Donachie was the latest Sky Blues player to get a look inside the stadium following today’s news announcement and he was very impressed.

“Having been here and seeing what it’s going to look like, I think it will be a really massive deal come the first game,” he said.

“42,000 people screaming in a Sydney Derby at the start of next season it’s going to be massive.

“It will go down in history because it’s going to be an unbelievable venue.”

More than 4000 individual pieces of steel make up the new stadium roof, with a combined weight of 2000 tonnes of steel used in the fabrication.

One of the bays at the new Allianz Stadium which is almost 90 % complete

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Tourism and Sport and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said about 1,100 jobs have been supported on site during the build, with thousands more offsite and many more to come once the stadium is open.

“Along with creating jobs we are also making sure we support local businesses throughout this project. The steel from the now completed roof has been fabricated in Western Sydney by S&L Steel, the same company that built the roof of the original stadium in 1988,” Mr Ayres said.

“This stadium will give NRL, A-League and rugby fans a phenomenal viewing experience, closer to the action in a rectangular stadium that will become the envy of sporting fans across the country.”

Minister for Infrastructure, Cities, and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the stadium façade was also complete and that work would continue on the stadium fit out and stadium surrounds.

“This stadium will not only provide a stunning arena for sports and entertainment, but also create a fantastic new precinct nestled between some of Sydney’s finest public spaces,” Mr Stokes said.

“Unlike the old gated SFS, the new design of the stadium fosters an open atmosphere and welcoming public open space that is no longer limited to just game day activity.”